Croquis de Dressage / Sketches of the Equestrian Art [signed]

Barbier, Dominique, and Jean-Louis Sauvat. Croquis de Dressage / Sketches of the Equestrian Art. Paris: Belin 1992. 96p, many color drawings by Sauvat, grouped with thoughts on riding by Barbier ("Never ask more than what you are able to bring back in relaxation"). Fine hardcover in very good jacket. Signed presentation from Barbier. In French and English. ** "This book is the result of the encounter...between two horsemen of the classic, French-style 'belle-equitation' tradition. Dominique Barbier, trainer and breeder of Selle francais, Portuguese and Arab horses, invited the artist Jean-Louis Sauvat to his ranch in California to sketch him and his horses at work. In these sketches we find the lightness, the roundness, the harmony: all the riding qualities of the disciples of Nuno Oliveira." Sauvat's fluid chalk drawings capture the essence of Barbier's art (including piaffe to the rear). Unusual in hardcover; good for a gift. Item #6680

Price: $125.00

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